upgrading ubuntu

  • mick.ca
Posted: Mon, 11/09/2009 - 17:01
I am curious to know if it is possible to upgrade Ubuntu to a newer release and still have happiness with the 64 studio meta packages? Like upgrade to 9.04 and then re-enable 64 studio repos. The kernel should still work correct?

I am curious to know if it

  • Trampas
  • 05/21/10
  • Tue, 07/13/2010 - 04:14
I am curious to know if it is possible to upgrade Ubuntu to a newer release and still have happiness with the 64 studio meta packages? Like upgrade to 9.04 and then re-enable 64 studio repos. Jason E add url

Thanks Quentin (updated)

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Fri, 11/13/2009 - 21:33
I bet Transmission would be nice... however i have made the jump to ubuntu 9.10 (this has been edited from a day ago) UPDATE: I loaded from scratch Ubuntu 9.10. Followed the instruction on this page : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudioPreparation Not only do i have a speedy new system based on Karmic but ALL is working well. No errors, no xruns with new Linux-rt kernel 2.6.31.9rt. It plays well with dual-core processing and so far so extremely stable. i really enjoyed 64 Studio. stable and solid. however, the dated apps and the lack of upward progression was disappointing. It's been almost a year since alpha for 3.0 came out and still not much else has happened. This is no one persons fault. People in the free software world have lives too. they have other work to do besides maintain a distro day and night. but having said that, i do more than just audio work on my PC too.

Jumping

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:43
Hi Mick, Jumping to Transmission would not count as a defection, as it is actually 64 Studio.com's real work. You will enjoy the technical support, and all the bells and whistles you could need in an audio distro. Transmission can include proprietary codecs and packages, because it is a controlled chargeable product. There is a discussion on the go on the 64 Studio team list about the future of the free distro, and so far the consensus is that there will definitely still be future releases, perhaps a bit more on the cutting edge.

Transmission OS

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Thu, 11/12/2009 - 01:56
After looking up your post Quentin regarding the Transmission thingy I am disappointed more. Let me get this straight here. 64Studio has helped put together a distro that has Ubuntu 9.04/64 Studio tuned together. http://createdigitalmusic.com/2009/05/05/the-mobile-music-netbook-linux-powered-indamixx-os-laptop-looking-slicker/ Quote: Transmission is Indamixx’s custom Linux distribution, built on 64Studio and Ubuntu 9.04, but with extra tools to make hosting Windows VSTs and importing your existing projects easier. AND The 2.6.29.1 kernel is new to Ubuntu 9.04. Combined with the real-time JACK, you get excellent low-latency performance. wonder if THIS community will benefit from all these hours of work. with VST's to boot!!! after reading that i guess it's safe to say jumping ship to another distro may be an option. For $149.00 I can have Transmission 3.0 Linux Music Production Distro today!! (if i could only remember where i put that credit card)

update 2

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Thu, 11/12/2009 - 00:49
Ok..here's the story. because there isn't an actual "ubuntu-desktop" package installed the "partial upgrade" workaround will not work either. SO we're basically stuck with hardy (with all the others tweaks we've used over the year to get other apps updated) OR loading from scratch to a new version. oh the annoyance that is. SO tomorrow i will be trying this. 1. reload ubuntu 9.04 or 9.10 MiNIMAL 2. install 64 studio meta 3. cross fingers hope it works. there has to be a way to have a current updated system and have stability in the kernel. other OS's pull it off. so can we. it would be very nice to be able to update periodically to a newer desktop..both gnome AND other apps.

update

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Wed, 11/11/2009 - 23:30
E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package sysvutils due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option. E: Reverse conflicts early remove for package 'sysvinit-utils' failed This is apparently a bug in the upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10 (on certain systems) guess what? i'm plagued with this ghost. SOOOO...i can't upgrade...so next i try reinstall up to 9.10 and then try adding 64 studio repos in...see what happens.

I started the upgrade

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Wed, 11/11/2009 - 21:01
i started the upgrade to 8.10 but halted it when i saw that it wanted to remove ardour. i assume this is because the term "hardy" is attached to the app. according to Ubuntu's site ardour 2.8 isn't in until 9.10...ardour 2.7 is in 9.04. so i should update via desktop update and then reload ardour from Quentin's or Free's repos. correct? it wasn't replacing the kernel at all because the kernel number...2.6.29 is the same as what koala is running. So i assume that the kernel would be fine up to at least 9.04. i could also (if all else fails) grab Ardour from the "getdeb" website for jaunty jack.

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  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 11/10/2009 - 20:41
I am going to try this when I get a chance, on a non critical system... The "Transmission" distribution, for Indamix, runs on Jaunty (9.04)